Manchester United fans slammed Mason Greenwood for being ‘selfish’ during the first half against West Ham on Saturday.
Greenwood had a good game against Brentford and was included in the starting lineup against the Hammers by Ralf Rangnick, but the 20-year-old failed to replicate his performance and instead found himself being called out by fans on social media.
The forward was played in behind by Bruno Fernandes but chose to take an extra touch and tried to shoot instead of passing to Cristiano Ronaldo who was open on the left.
Ronaldo threw his arms up in frustration at Greenwood’s poor decision making, and United fans shared the same sentiment on social media.
Earlier this month, Ronaldo criticised the club’s younger players, insisting they need to change their attitude and their ability to take criticism and improve.
“If I give you advice, even if you are younger than me, if you don’t implant that during your daily life, it will be difficult,” he told Sky Sports earlier this month.
“I can speak all day with that person, but if it’s not coming from inside of you, it’s impossible. I remember when I was 18, 19, 20, some older players spoke with me, but I put that as: ‘Cristiano, you have to improve — they know more than you, they are more experienced than you, they passed through many bad moments.’
“But other people, they don’t accept that, if you criticise them. I don’t say this in relation to our players, but in general. I have kids, I know. Sometimes when you’re a little bit harder, they do the opposite, so you have to find the right balance to speak with them.”